The Author, Paul Theroux
This person left family behind in London for four months to travel by train throughout Europe and Asia.
This Turkish entrepreneur, who was heading to Australia, was full of stories about his import-export business and his sexual misadventures.
The English Engineer on the Train to Meshed
This person worked in isolated towns in the mountains of northeast Iran, came to the capital once every four or five months, and was desperately seeking a spouse.
The Tamil Driver in Madras
This person, in a large Indian city, tempted the traveler with an English prostitute, but when they arrived at the brothel, the only prostitutes available were Indian minors.
This person provided the author with a humorous term for being left off a train when he failed to get back on the train following a stop near Milan, Italy.
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